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Palfries-Panoramabike No. 477

Mountain Bike · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Aussicht von Palfries
    / Aussicht von Palfries
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Hochebene Palfries
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Berge Palfries
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Purer Genuss auf der Hochebene Palfries
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
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Round tour with spectacular passage over the wild and original Palfries plateau. The panorama is dominated by the fjord-like Lake Walen and the Churfirsten foothills.
moderate
39.9 km
6:00 h
1,345 m
1,345 m
A round trip with a spectacular crossing over the wild and primordial Palfries plateau. The panorama features the fjord-like Walensee and the rough mountain peaks in the Speer-Churfirsten-Alvier region (a natural monument of national importance).

The start and finishing point of this route is the historical village of Sargan at the foot of the Gonzen, where iron ore was mined for a long time. It is now the location of an interesting tourist mine with its own restaurant. After shortly touching on the Rhine, the route climbs steadily to Trübbach, mostly on tarmaced roads.

Above Labria the landscape changes abruptly. A short while later you reach the Palfries plateau, where you will be stunned by the panoramic view. Travelling along the foot of the Alvier mountain chain, you can look over the entire Heidiland holiday region with Sarganserland, Walensee and the Churfirsten. There is an almost 600-year-old town hall that once belonged to the free Walser, a remnant of the former Walser settlement on Palfries, which can now be visited as a museum.

The descent begins with a beautiful single-trail and continues on an alpine road through primordial and wild natural landscapes. From the Sennis mountain restaurant, the route continues over Valaschga, passes the Hagerbach test tunnel and then crosses the motorway back to Sargans.

Note(s)
The Palfries and Stralrüfi mountain guesthouses and the historical Kurhaus Sennis-Alp offer the chance for something to eat or an overnight stay.

Rest:
Berggasthaus Palfries, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 12 24
Berggasthaus Strahlrüfi, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 11 60
Berggasthaus Gonzen, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 21 35
Berghotel Alvier, Malanser Holz, Tel. +41 (0)81 784 02 02
Restaurant Maiensäss, Malanser Holz, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 14 19
Restaurant Lavadarsch, Malanser Holz, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 11 40

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Walensee-Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
CH-8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 17 18
E-Mail: unterterzen@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

Mountainbike and cycling map: www.heidiland.com/de/aktivitaeten-erlebnisse/sommer/mountainbike-fahrrad/kartenmaterial-mountainbike-fahrrad-heidiland

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Beat Blumenthal
Updated: August 26, 2020
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
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Highest point
1,717 m
Lowest point
462 m
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Rest Stop

Peer Pasta Lounge
Berg-Gasthaus Sennis-Alp

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Start

Sargans, railway station (481 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'752'440E 1'212'427N
DD
47.045335, 9.444847
DMS
47°02'43.2"N 9°26'41.4"E
UTM
32T 533791 5210298
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Destination

Sargans, Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Sargans - Trübbach - Malanser Holz - Palfries - Kurhaus Sennis-Alp - Valaschga - March - Mels - Sargans

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'752'440E 1'212'427N
DD
47.045335, 9.444847
DMS
47°02'43.2"N 9°26'41.4"E
UTM
32T 533791 5210298
w3w 
///chuck.papers.seasick
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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
39.9 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,345 m
Descent
1,345 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Loop Scenic

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